25 July 2018

Melting - single layer, watercolour

It's July and we're in the middle of a heat wave. I can't help but think of the lovely cool weather of December. My melting snowman is from Unity Stamp Co. I coloured it with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.

Putting It Together

I finally decided to pick up a pack of Zigs. I have been coveting them for a while, but finally decided to bite the bullet and impulsively buy them when I was at Country Lane, one of my local scrapbooking stores, on the weekend. 

I created an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base from 140lb watercolour paper, stamped it with black Archival ink, and then used a waterbrush with the Zigs. I barely had to touch the Zig to the paper to get an intense amount of colour. It moves beautifully on the watercolour paper with a waterbrush.

When the gal at Country Lane said they had the "blender" in stock as well. I was admittedly a bit baffled because, umm.. they're a water medium and should blend with water as in with a water brush. I'm still baffled by the blender. I didn't get one but I see some of the packs come with one. I'm not sure what would be in it. Though it might be what some use to make Bristol behave a little like watercolour paper with the Zigs since I see too many people saying Bristol is the paper to use with them. Umm.. I still haven't figured that one out either. It might be that I am coming from a completely different perspective and was into water mediums long long long before I started playing with stamping even if I had given it up for several years between.

Inside, I added red to the bottom for a little visual detail and added a second sentiment.



Unity {show & tell}: Single Layer
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Krafty Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner: Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Red / Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. Love him Rijacki. This would be him in Australia come December. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

  2. Very pretty card, Rijacki! Love the CAS design with sentiments on the top. Adorable and fun! Thank you for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


  3. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

  4. Very pretty! Lovely image and the way you colored it. I guess it all melts with the temperatures we have. Thank you for joining our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Hop.

  5. What a cute festive card and you coloured it beautifully. I love my Ziggies!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  6. Very cute card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM Challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT


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